Overview[edit | edit source]
By combining the strength of Gyou'un and Ten Spears (the most elite soldiers of the Rai'un Unit), the Raigoku tactic creates an encirclement around its target, effectively separating the enemy commander from his (or hers) troops in order to attack 'em from many different directions. Usually Gyou'un attacks from the front while the target finds himself surrounded from all sides by the Ten Spears, thus stuck in a deadly trap.
This tactic was originally developed by Gyou'un and his master Rin Shou Jo to kill the Six Great Generals of Qin, but they never got the chance to unleash it against them because of Rin Shou Jo's early death by illness. However, the Raigoku has shown itself effective enough as to take the lives of several other generals and great generals from enemy states. The only known individual who was able to survive its embrace was Ou Hon, leader of the Gyoku Hou Unit.
Strengths & Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Thanks to the combined effort of Gyou'un and his Ten Spears it is extremely difficult to break the Raigoku, even for the most skilled fighters, to do it alone would be nearly impossible. The continuous assault from different angles makes it almost impossible for the target to go on the offensive without getting support from his allies. The only known method of escaping the Raigoku is attacking a single point of the formation, from both the inside and outside of the encirclement at the same time - a maneuver that was demonstrated when Kan Jou and Ou Hon coordinately create an escape route though with much difficulty.